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With over 80 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day approximately 10,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated nearly $2.4 billion in revenues in fiscal 2019. Learn more at www.kennametal.com. Follow @Kennametal: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. 

Job Title: Specialist Accounts Payable & Receivable

Location: Jinqiao Industrial Park, Pudong District, Shanghai

Reports to: Finance Manager


Job Summary  

We are now establishing our new Accounting Share Service Center in Shanghai, to support our China for typical AP/AR/GL responsibilities. If you are familiar or experienced in either AP, or AR, even GL, welcome to explore further with us. Detailed responsibilities as below.


Key Job Responsibilities 

  • Accounts Payable
  • PO and Non PO based Invoice verification (3 way matching ) and posting.
  • Vendor A/c Creation / Modification.
  • Coordinate with Purchase to resolve any PO /contract /invoice /GR related issues
  • Execute Credit /Debits notes to the vendors
  • Receive /Verify and Pay the employee expense statements
  • Schedule and Execute payment cycles as per company policies/guidelines
  • Monthly/Quarterly reconciliation of vendor accounts
  • MIS related to P2P process such as invoices received vs booked, Errors in the invoices , PO penetration , open issues , duplicate invoices etc
  • Internal /External Audit support
  • Accounts Receivables
  • Customer master creation / changes to customer master data
  • Credit Control /Review
  • Customer communication and follow up for collections
  • Application of cash on a daily basis at customer level as required ( cash/bank drafts).
  • Customer Balance confirmation.
  • Monitoring of Past dues and critical analysis of Drivers.
  • Monitoring of DSO parameters.
  • Clearing intercompany collections
  • Internal /External Audit support
  • R2R
  • Prepare manual GL journal entries, review system generated journal entries and propose adjustment if necessary
  • Perform month-end closing activities, including closing checklist preparation
  • Settlement of Internal Orders for WIP.
  • Reconciliation of Inventory (Subledger and GL)
  • Preparation of Bank Reconciliation Statements
  • GL A/c Reconciliation
  • Fixed Assets Reconciliations
  • Interco Reconciliation and Balance confirmation
  • Raising of Debit Notes/Credit Notes
  • Generate and review TB, BS and P&L for statutory purposes
  • Preparation and circulation of various financial and business reports on daily /Quarterly basis /Annual basis
  • Internal /External Audit support


Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certificates Required

  • College Graduates with majors in Accounting /Finance /Commerce (B.COM / BBA/ MBA for India)
  • 1-2 years work experience in GL/R2R/AP/AR in a reputed /multinational company (shared  service environment is preferred )
  • Knowledge of US GAAP, Local/country specific accounting standards and related statutory regulations
  • Proficient in MS Office, SAP
  • Good communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability and keenness to learn new areas
  • Good communications skills in English